On January 26, 2017, a DACA/CA Dream Act training for school counselors and college access providers at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels was hosted in partnership with the Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN), LAUSD, and the California Community Foundation.Read more
Built In LA recognizes tech matchmakers
“If you're from an area that's underserved, you could research being a doctor or a lawyer, but you don't really think about being a video game designer or a full-stack developer, because you don't know anyone in your community that does that type of work,” said [Bixel Exchange] Events & Strategic Partnerships Manager Dakota Ortiz.
State Board of Education Approves New Groundbreaking School Accountability System
By David Rattray
A recent editorial gave a critical review of the upcoming changes to the Los Angeles public school accountability system. I believe it is an unfair look at a very promising tool.
Instead of a single score number under the old system, the new model will use a variety of measures that rate overall school and district performance. Imagine your car’s dashboard – a clear indicator of all items that will make your car run smoothly and safely. Likewise, this dashboard for schools will allow individuals to see the complete picture of a school and make determinations based on what matters to them.Read more
AT&T Aspire invests in our students' futures
In addition to being the world's largest communications company, AT&T is committed to supporting their local communities, specifically with goals to raise high school graduation rates and prepare students for college and careers through their education initiative, AT&T Aspire.Read more
We wish all the students a successful 2016-2017 school year!
UNITE-LA President David Rattray joined Los Angeles Unified School District's Superintendent Michelle King, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, James Cole Jr., School Board President Steve Zimmer, other school representatives and students Tuesday morning to kick off the start of the 2016-2017 school year.Read more
LAUSD Superintendent Michele King made a stop at the L.A. Chamber on Wednesday, March 23, as part of her "Listen and Learn Tour" engaging school, community, and civic stakeholders in the development of LAUSD's Strategic Plan.
"Early literacy is one of the biggest priorities I have....Our objective is to educate our kids early on, and have parents understand that value", King was quoted as saying.Read more
The National Skills Coalition interviews our own Alma Salazar, Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, on the positive impact of business-education partnerships.
"NSC has been an invaluable resource and has provided many of us with the in-depth policy analysis needed to engage policy makers in thoughtful conversations about WIOA Reauthorization and implementation and has helped guide California’s workforce development policy priorities. The policy content NSC has published has truly helped the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and other regional chambers of commerce throughout the country engage meaningfully in these policy discussions."Read more
New Ed Trust West website highlights Cash for College as a Promising Practice for financial aid completion.
This new website tracks college financial aid application rates for California schools and districts. It uses US DOE data to publicly report the percentage of 12th graders who completed FAFSA and Cal Grant applications, and highlights promising practices that schools, districts, and community partners can use to increase financial aid access.Read more
‘SUPER SATURDAY’ WORKSHOPS HELP HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS COMPLETE FINANCIAL AID FORMS AND FIND ‘CASH FOR COLLEGE’
Over the coming weeks, L.A. Cash for College and its partners will host more than 150 workshops throughout the region to provide families the opportunity to meet with financial aid experts who will answer questions and guide them through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act applications.Read more